Local authorities have launched a manhunt operation against a 19-year old inmate who escaped at dawn last Saturday after being detained for only four days at the Bataan District Jail here.
Senior Inspector Marina Teodoro, acting warden, said on Wednesday they are offering a reward of P10,000 for the recapture of Jimmy Obina Jr. of Barangay Imelda in Samal town.
Obina was charged and detained at the former Bataan provincial jail for robbery.
The acting warden said the prisoner escaped at about 3:30 a.m. Saturday by passing in between the iron grills of his cell towards the roof of the jail to the street.
The inmate is skinny and was able to pass through the grills of the cell and jumped over the wall, Teodoro said.
Because of the incident, she said they have requested the provincial government to reinforce the iron grills of the prison cells and the perimeter fence.
Teodoro, who is in charge of the female dormitory, took over then warden Senior Supt. Neil Subibi who was relieved because of the incident.